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University of Leicester in the Media - October 2009

Monthly summary of stories with web links citing the University of Leicester

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  • Dr Caroline Dodds Pennock, Lecturer in Early Modern History, made a podcast for BBC History Magazine on the subject of the Aztec ruler Moctezuma II and the Spanish conquest of Mexico. Click here to view it (subscription only).

31 October 2009

GulfNews - Precious Parikka - Inspired by the feminine styles of the 1930s and 1940s, Minna Parikka is a Finnish shoe designer with an eye...

Gearlog (blog) - Astronomers Detect Huge Explosion in Space - "These things are brighter than anything else we know of in the universe," said Nial Tanvir, a University of Leicester astronomer who was on one of the two ...

30 October 2009

Advances in Psychiatric Treat - The challenges of managing self-harm effectively: Invited Commentary on...Self Harm - Nisha Dogra is a senior lecturer and honorary consultant in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Leicester. She works in a generic community ...

BBC News - The oldest star - Science in Action invited Professor Nial Tanvir from the University of Leicester who coordinated efforts to gather data from this spotting using an array of ...

Leicester Mercury - Kidnapped IT worker 'still alive' says Baghdad vicar - Canon White gave the 2009 Provost Derek Hole annual public lecture at the University of Leicester. His talk, The Inter-religious Search For Peace In Iraq, ...

USA Today - Teams observe cosmic explosion from farthest point in the universe -"We're now starting to approach the time when we think the very first galaxies turned on," says Nial Tanvir, leader of the University of Leicester team.

29 October 2009

Strictly Come Dancing Online - Strictly prompts boom in dance competition - Dancers from universities across the country are to gather at the first inter-varsity competition of the 2009/2010 Dancesport season at the University of Leicester’s...

Loughborough News - University of Leicester Supporting Students and Graduates to Start Businesses of Tomorrow - Forget Dragons Den, a new generation of budding entrepreneurs at the University of Leicester have enlisted the help of their own student development service ...

Leicester Mercury - Police urge sex attack victims to get in touch - A spokeswoman for the force said it had contacted the University of Leicester and De Montfort University asking them to forward their appeal on to students ...

NPR - Astronomers Detect Distant, Ancient Star Explosion - Nial Tanvir from the University of Leicester in England was one of the teams: The red dot at the center of this image is the only light left over from the ...

Modern Ghana - Professor Clifford Nii Boi Tagoe - My Childhood Was fun - ... Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), the College of Medicine at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, the University of Leicester, ...

Independent - With distance learning, not being in the same country as your university isn't a problem - At the University of Leicester School of Management, three Masters courses (in finance, marketing and management) are offered, by what the school terms ...

ABC News - Scientists See Blast From Past -- 13 Billion Years Ago - ... burst occurred when the universe was less than 5 percent of its current age, Nial Tanvir of Britain's University of Leicester and colleagues reported. ...

28 October 2009

The Lichfield Blog (blog) -Assistant solictor joins Lichfield law firm - Prior to joining the firm, Laura studied for a Law Degree at the University of Leicester and completed a Legal Practice Course at Staffordshire University. ...

Space.com - Violent Explosion Is Most Distant Object Ever Seen - So it was only a matter of time before they detected such an early explosion, said Nial Tanvir of the University of Leicester in the UK Tanvir worked on the ...

Net News Daily - 'Last blank space' on map of Universe explored by astronomers - “This observation allows us to begin exploring the last blank space on our map of the Universe”, said Professor Nial Tanvir of the University of Leicester, ...

Chemistry World - Ionic liquids share ions for the common good - Andrew Abbott, an expert on electrodeposition using ionic liquids from the University of Leicester, UK, predicts that this area of research is fast becoming ...

Loughborough News - University of Leicester Engineering Building ranked in top 5 in UK universities - Head of Engineering at the University of Leicester Professor John Fothergill said: The Engineering Building was the first post-Modernist building in the UK. ...

Easier - First time buyer makes home ownership a reality - Rebecca, who works as a Personal Assistant at the University of Leicester, comments “I initially moved back in with my parents as a short term measure ...

27 October 2009

Leicester Mercury - Leicester University student 'hanging' protest to highlight debt plight -University of Leicester students dangled mannequins from washing lines across the city's Victoria Park to show how students were being "hung out to dry" by ...

Loughborough News - University of Leicester develops bespoke training in response to small business needs - Elain Crewe, Director of the Leading Edge, said: The University of Leicester became involved with FEBA when the Chief Executive, Quamar Zaman, approached us ...

GleeWire - Fish4Dogs appoints new international marketing and sales manager Dominic began his career after studying Psychology at the University of Leicester, followed by a Postgraduate Graduate Diploma in Marketing from Northumbria ...

26 October 2009

Architects' Journal - The top 10 British universities: Architectural league table (part two) - James Stirling's first major project was the School of Engineering at the University of Leicester. The ground floor holds extensive workshops and ...

DeHavilland - BAR Council Officers 2010 - He has lectured widely both in England and abroad and holds an honorary Professorship at the University of Leicester as well as being extensively published ...

25 October 2009

24 October 2009

23 October 2009

PRLog.Org - Elecsys Corporation Appoints Marketing Director - Ms. Roe holds a bachelor's degree in Marketing from Missouri State University and an MBA from the University of Leicester, England. ...

22 October 2009

21 October 2009

20 October 2009

The Gazette (Montreal) - City's best leader? 'Not sure' wins - Alan Bryman, professor of organizational and social research at England's University of Leicester, added: "Not only is there a range of definitions, ...

ScienceBlogs (blog) - Two New Papers on Integrin Activation - ... this paper was definitely a team effort (involving two other labs: Mark Ginsberg's at UCSD and David Critchley's at the University of Leicester), ...

Hindustan Times - Cholesterol drugs can cut infections - Researchers from Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, University of Leicester, King Fahd Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and the university of Winnipeg, Manitoba, ...

About - News & Issues (blog) - Mental Illness = Poorer Medical Care - Researchers led by Dr. Alex Mitchell of the University of Leicester examined 31 existing studies that looked at medical care for people with and without ...

19 October 2009

India Business Blog (blog) - Vitamin pills can cause cancer, says expert - Vitamin C can help protect DNA damage of skin cells Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Leicester and Institute for Molecular and ...

Daily Tech - Missing Link Pterodactyl Fossil Found - Dave Unwin of the University of Leicester in England, who coauthored a paper reporting the findings online October 14 in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, ...

Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine - New joint research venture to explore improved welding methods - LEICESTER, UK -- The University of Leicester is spearheading the MintWeld joint research venture, a $7.1-million project funded by the European Community's ...

18 October 2009

University World News - UK-CHINA: Flying dinosaur "missing link" discovered - The researchers from the University of Leicester and the Geological Institute, Beijing, have christened their discovery Darwinopterus, meaning Darwin's wing ...

17 October 2009

Huffington Post (blog) - Engelbert Humperdinck: Living And Loving His Life In Music - Dr. Humperdinck -- as he happily pointed out to me -- was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Music degree from the University of Leicester in 2006. ...

16 October 2009

PhysOrg.com - New science approach to revolutionize welding - This is Dr. Hong Dong of the department of engineering at the University of Leicester. Credit: University of Leicester A multi-million pound engineering ...

Nursing Times - Preventing type 2 diabetes: applying the evidence in nursing practice - Thomas Yates, PhD, MSc, BSc, is diabetes education and physical activity researcher, department of cardiovascular sciences, University of Leicester; ...

Azom.com - Advanced Thinking to Revolutionise Welding - Dr Hong Dong pf the from the University of Leicester's Engineering Department. The University of Leicester is spearheading the €4.8 million project funded ...

ScienceCareers.org - Finding Your Way Into Policy Careers in Europe - ... a B.Sc. degree in botany from the University of Nottingham and followed it with a master's degree in plant ecology from the University of Leicester. ...

Loughborough News - Philharmonia orchestra and University of Leicester announce pioneering partnership - The world-renowned Philharmonia Orchestra and the University of Leicester today announced a new partnership the first of its kind between the Philharmonia ...

15 October 2009

The Geological Society - Darwin's wing

United Press International - Scientists find flying reptile an odd duck - ... 'Let's nail these two together and make a sort of chimera, that'll really confuse everybody,'" said Dave Unwin of the University of Leicester in England ...

Forbes India - Do Happiness and Billions Go Together? - Bhutan was ranked the happiest country in Asia and the eighth-happiest in the world by a University of Leicester survey in 2006. Bhutan has a Gross National ...

CNN International - Pterodactyl fossil fills gaps in evolutionary tale - "Darwinopterus came as quite a shock to us," said David Unwin, from the University of Leicester's School of Museum Studies, which identified the creature, ...

14 October 2009

Irish Times - 'Missing link' reptile discovery - It was identified by a group of researchers from the University of Leicester and the Geological Institute in Beijing. The discovery also provided the first ... See all stories on this topic

Metro - Revealed: Darwin's missing dinosaur link - 'The head and neck evolved first, followed later by the body, tail, wings and legs,' said Dr David Unwin from the University of Leicester's School of Museum ...

Nature.com - Neuroscience: Opening up brain surgery - Quian Quiroga, now at the University of Leicester, UK, recalls his amazement when he found a single neuron in a patient firing in reaction to himself, ...

Nature.com - The case of the transitional flying reptile - ... two together and make a sort of chimera, that'll really confuse everybody,'” says Dave Unwin of the University of Leicester in England [Science News]. ...

MyFox Wausau - Flying Dinosaur May Be Missing Link - It provides hard evidence for that kind of pattern," said Dave Unwin of the University of Leicester in England. "The challenge now is to find the genetic ...

Telegraph.co.uk - Missing link in pterodactyls' path to dominating the prehistoric skies - British researchers at the University of Leicester said new fossils sit neatly between the two - filling a large gap that was identified by Darwin. ...

Leicester Mercury - Flying reptile from age of dinosaurs discovered by Leicester experts - A new type of flying reptile from the age of the dinosaurs has been discovered by researchers from the University of Leicester, it was announced today. ...

Press Trust of India - New type of flying reptile discovered in China - London, Oct 14 (PTI) An international group of researchers from the University of Leicester, and the Geological Institute, Beijing have identified a new ...

National Geographic - ODD NEW PTEROSAUR: "Darwin's Wing" Fills Evolution Gap - Scientists at the UK's University of Leicester initially saw images of the flying reptile fossils earlier this year, and "our first thought was, Oh dear, ...

Science Daily - New Type Of Flying Reptile: Darwin's Pterodactyl - "Darwinopterus came as quite a shock to us," explained David Unwin part of the research team and based at the University of Leicester's School of Museum ...

EurekAlert - New type of flying reptile discovered - An international group of researchers from the University of Leicester (UK), and the Geological Institute, Beijing (China) have identified a new type of ...

13 October 2009

Net News Daily - Scientists discover new killer flying reptile: Darwinopterus - A group of scientists from the University of Leicester and the Geological Institute, Beijing have discovered a new type of flying reptile which caught and ...

ZIZ Live - EFA Public outreach underway - EFA, an affiliate of the University of Leicester in Leicester, United Kingdom (UK) and Ashworth College in Georgia, USA, provides a range of support ...

BusinessDay - 'Step change' needed for human capital development - Odifa, a doctorate degree holder in Economics from University of Leicester, UK, says the level of Nigeria's human capital development in terms of its ...

Signal - Finding a new way to play - ... a list that includes University of Queensland in Australia, the University of Waikato in New Zealand and the University of Leicester in England. ...

12 October 2009

PersonnelToday.com - Online Educa Berlin 2009: innovative e-learning at your fingertips - ... Moodle creator Martin Dougiamas, Prof Lizbeth Goodman from SMARTlab Digital Media Institute and Prof Gilly Salmon from the University of Leicester. ...

News-Medical.net - University of Leicester Biochemist to present a research on the functions of ... - A University of Leicester Biochemist will present her research on the functions of stem cells in the intestine at a free public lecture. ...

11 October 2009

EurekAlert - Blood counts are clues to human disease - ... NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), University of Cambridge and University of Leicester) and Germany (Study of Health in Pomerania (SHIP) in Greifswald, ...

10 October 2009

09 October 2009

Loughborough News - A book that breathes life into a city - The book will be on sale from the middle of October at the Bookshops at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University, LeicesterShire Promotions on ...

Loughborough News - Future of House of Lords under scrutiny - The Jan Grodecki lectures are named after a leading law Professor who helped to shape the study of Law at the University of Leicester. ...

Loughborough News - International conference to tackle the financial crisis - The University of Leicester is hosting a prestigious international economic and financial forum on learning the lessons from the global financial crisis. ...

Loughborough News - Leicester festival celebrates the written word - Following the overwhelming success of last years Literary Leicester Festival, the University of Leicester is about to produce another spectacular array of ...

Gaea Times - Vitamin C can help protect DNA damage of skin cells - September 10th, 2009 WASHINGTON - Researchers at the University of Leicester and Institute for Molecular and Cellular Biology in Portugal have found that ...

Wall Street Journal - A Neuron's Obsession Hints at Biology of Thought - "These neurons will fire to the person no matter how you present them," says bioengineer Rodrigo Quian Quiroga at the UK's University of Leicester who ...

08 October 2009

NewsBlaze - Corporate Training Failing to Meet The Needs of 21st Century Businesses - Gilly Salmon, who leads the University of Leicester's Beyond Distance Research Alliance, says that while schools, colleges and universities are increasingly ...

ABC Science Online - Pioneers of light win physics Nobel - Professor Martin Barstow of the University of Leicester in Britain, says the impact of the invention had been immense. "From youtube to the Hubble Space ...

07 October 2009

PRLog.Org - Honorary Life Membership of the Association for Learning Technology awarded to ... - He is an Emeritus Professor of The Open University and a Visiting Professor in the Beyond Distance Research Alliance at the University of Leicester. ...

BBC News - Alderney's chief officer retires

06 October 2009

Times Online - Graduate of Woolwich Polytechnic wins Nobel Prize - Professor Martin Barstow, Professor of Astrophysics and Space Science at the University of Leicester, said: "The invention of the CCD has had a major impact ...

News-Medical.net - Rehearsals to cope with challenging and distressing situations - The University of Leicester will go on 'Red Alert' on Saturday 10 th October, when fire officers, paramedics and international experts in triage, ...

OnMedica - NHS is not providing sufficient cardiac rehabilitation to patients - The authors of the review, led by Professor David Thompson, of University of Leicester's department of health sciences, said that despite all these benefits ...

05 October 2009

04 October 2009

03 October 2009

TIME - For the First Time, a Census of Autistic Adults - Researchers at the University of Leicester, working with the NHS Information Center found that roughly 1 in 100 adults are on the spectrum — the same rate ...

02 October 2009

Independent - The Big Question: Should universities change the way they classify ... - For some years a group under Professor Bob Burgess, vice chancellor of the University of Leicester, has mulled over what to do. Change in higher education ...

01 October 2009

News-Medical.net - Public lecture to highlight what causes cell division to go wrong ... -University of Leicester research which substantially increases our understanding of what causes cell division to go wrong and lead to cancer will be ...

Contract Journal - Leicester University seeks contractor for halls of residence - Further information: Abigail Spencer, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH. Tel: 0116 223 1090. Email: as311@leicester.ac.uk.

Times Higher Education - Leicester feels benefits of Times Higher accolade - Since it was named Times Higher Education's University of the Year 2008, the University of Leicester has seen significant growth in interest from ...

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